The Power of Ozone
In nature, Ozone is formed by the sun's ultraviolet rays and the high energy electrical discharges that happen during lightning storms. A single lightning strike can create over 300-lbs of ozone.
Ozone purifies and sanitizes the air we breath, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Ozone has shown remarkable antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity. Ozone is a form of oxygen, consisting of three oxygen molecules (O3). Unlike diatomic oxygen (O2; the breathable oxygen present in the atmosphere), ozone is very unstable and returns to O2 oxygen within about 30 minutes under normal atmospheric conditions. Ozone is a powerful sterilizing agent. It is able to oxidize a number of molecules including metals (with the exception of gold, platinum, and iridium) within seconds versus minutes when compared to other oxidants. It has been used for decades to purify water and in commercial laundry applications as well as more recent uses in the sterilization of medical instruments. There are no harmful residuals that need to be removed after treating with ozone because ozone decomposes rapidly back into oxygen. Additionally, after sterilization there is no regrowth of microorganisms.
No odor, no emissions!
The high concentrations of 100% liquid saturated ozone known as Humidizone™ is used in the OMW-1000 to attack anything biological or organic, rendering pathological and anatomical waste inert and ready to be safely disposed of in a sanitary landfill. The other advantage of Humidizone™ processing is that the foul odors associated with biological waste are virtually removed. And, after processing in the OMW-1000 the highly concentrated ozone is converted back to oxygen and safely released into the atmosphere, essentially resulting in NO EMISSIONS. Only a small amount of water is used in Humidizone™ process.
Because Ozone is an unstable molecule, the OMW-1000 utilizes on-board an air fed ozone generator as part of its design to create effective amounts of Humidzone™ for use to sterilize medical waste:
- Oxygen molecules are electrically charged, splitting some apart. The split atoms then attach to remaining oxygen molecules and form OZONE.
- the OZONE is then saturated with water making it a much stronger oxidizer than dry OZONE.
- An atom from the unstable OZONE then splits to attack and destroy pathogens.
- After the pathogens cell walls are destroyed the rogue atoms reattach themselves and revert back to OXYGEN.